Last night I had the opportunity to attend “An Evening with Shakespeare” put on by Paula Zwicke’s AP English class in the high school library. The students had displays and explained and answered questions regarding various aspects of life in medieval times. Following that, the students acted several scenes from Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. It was a much more interesting way to be introduced to the works of Shakespeare than I remember from my high school days and the introduction to life in medieval times with each student becoming knowledgeable about specific areas was an excellent way to give the students, and we, who were fortunate enough to hear it, insight into life at and before the time of Shakespeare. Kudos to Mrs. Zwicke and the students for an entertaining and educational evening!
Just a quick thank you to the National Honor Society students for the excellent community spaghetti dinner they put on tonight at the Glidden campus for community members. It was a great way to end the work day talking and relaxing with friends and coworkers before watching the high school girls' basketball game.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the culmination of many months of work by Chequamegon High School Band members. The work not only consisted of the hours and hours of practice under the seasoned hand of Pat Pollock but the many hours of labor put in raising the money necessary for this very special performance that all band members will remember for the rest of their lives. The band performed at a little after 3:00pm yesterday, December 31, marching down Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This is, of course, an honor to be selected to perform at Disney World but it is an even greater accomplishment in that the band members earned the money necessary for this trip themselves. I have included several pictures and a link to a video of them marching by with Cinderella's castle in the back ground. You will notice how well they were received by the thousands of people lining both sides of the street.The band marched immediately before and as a lead into Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Congratulations to the band members and directors Pat Pollock and Kristen Kirch for a job well done! The communities of Park Falls and Glidden should be very proud. I know those family members and friends from Chequamegon present certainly were! I hope the video and pictures below will give you a feel for the pride we all felt yesterday.